One God Within

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Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. He fills the Sky with dark and Light.
He holds the Land in loving hands.
He calms the sea in waves of Peace,
One God for all the great and small.

2. He planned our birth upon this earth,
The perfect time for us to shine.
The Word was born to give us form.
One God who cares is everywhere.

He lifts our souls to fly and sing!

He’s not a God we cannot know!
The Father made and loves us so!
Created for his purpose here,
We’re made with wonder and with fear,
Not of the evil power of dark,
But awe inspired by the spark
Of God who lives in everything
And lifts our souls to fly and sing!

Eternal Wings

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Instrument: Brio – Red Cedar Concert Ukulele

1. How this world works seems pretty crazy.
And looking out the view is kinda hazy.
We see a puzzle piece,
But the picture is complete.
With grace in place it’s nothing but amazing!

2. We take some knocks and do a lot of learning.
We make mistakes and watch the bridges burning.
We pull our lives apart,
But there’s wholeness in our hearts.
Forget regret and ride the tide that’s turning!

3. We breathe it in and realize we are growing,
The gentle voice inside us always knowing.
And every time we fall,
There’s an answer to our call.
We manifest the best when we keep going!
Refrain: (Twice)

One Spirit works in everything
To lift us up in love, and soar above the scene
On great eternal wings.
We have eternal wings!

True Story

I bustled away
from table today,
confronting a matter of mind…
Whatever forgot
I sought on the spot,
relaxing and tea undermined.

On later return
the table emerged,
my hunger and thirst unprepared…
Forsaken repast
and teatime had passed.
So ghostly, I toasted despair!

Quite a Quadrille for Kim’s “ghost” prompt at
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Ideas of Love

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Valentine’s Day is upon us. Are you tired of the marketing yet? Society loves to skew our ideas of love! It’s no wonder we can’t find it – or find what we think love is. Honestly we have no clue what we’re looking for. And by not knowing, we’re missing the purpose of life, which is to love!

Romantic relationships are part of that, or at least the positive ones are. But right now especially, we overlook the love we have by searching for something else. Someone said, “Life is what happens while we’re making other plans.” And, “Man plans; God laughs.” True statements… But there is hope, and there is love, in this very moment, whether we have romance in our lives or not.

Love is infinite, eternal, and universal. That means love is yours, mine, and everyone’s. May this song, as limited as it is, remind us to snap out of it, laugh at the marketing, and have a Happy Valentine’s Day with those forms of love we already have!

This does not mean we should ignore our desire for other forms of love. In fact, ignoring it is detrimental. However, if we focus on what we don’t have, we get more negativity. By fully embracing the love in our experience, we open the door to more! And we feel better in the meantime, because we’re not living in lack. Life already loves us! Why not love it in return?

May we learn to love from the Spirit of Love that created us! And may we improve a society that believes love can be bought and sold!

Ideas of Love – Lyrics

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

Let go of your ideas of love,
And let the Father show you his!
Let go of your ideas of love,
And see the good already in your life to give you bliss.

1. Children love a pizza just as much as they love you.
They focus on the happiness it brings.
They love their bikes and friends and toys and makin’ messy things.
Kids really pick the perfect thing to do!

2. Our cats and dogs, they love to run and greet us comin’ in.
They know the fullest happiness right now.
Pets eat and play and sleep and play, and people wonder how.
But we could take a tip or two from them!

3. Love is the greatest of connections God has made in us.
It flows through all our time and breath and space.
Let’s use it everywhere we go to look in every face.
The love we give is never given up!

Let go of your ideas of love!

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Exercise Our Right to Try Again

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If you haven’t broken your New Year’s resolutions yet, this song is not for you. But listen anyway, because you’ve probably broken one before. It’s time to put this phenomenon in its proper place, so we can move on and live well!

Instrument: Tempo – Seagull Excursion Folk Acoustic Guitar

1. So we made our resolutions
To start a revolution,
But they must be delusions
‘Cause we feiled ’em, every one.
The time and money saving,
The work to quit the craving,
But what’s the use of raving
When a new day has begun!

2. May we never stop resolving,
Connecting and involving,
Progressing and evolving
Til we make it, every one.
And give our hearts in caring,
Extend our hands in sharing,
And let our minds be daring
For a better way has come!
Refrain: (Twice)

Let us exercise our right to try again!

And we can exercise our right to try again,
start anew and simply do the best we can!
And if we fail and try and fail again,
We just engage the backup plan
And exercise our right to try again.
We exercise our right to try again!